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Buy A Mini Digital Camera For Cheap Fun!

Updated on December 7, 2009

It seems that the 35mm film camera has gone the way of the dinosaurs as digital cameras become more and more affordable. Many models of digital cameras are available for under $100, and even more affordable is the mini digital camera. Ranging from $4 to $40, the mini digital camera is very handy to take on trips. I find that I often leave my camera at home as it can be a pain to haul it around, but with several keychain varieties of mini digital cameras to choose from, you can easily carry your camera with you everywhere you go. It's also great for quickly snapping shots of family and friends in candid or embarassing moments!

At the size of a business card, a mini digital camera is easy to conceal.
At the size of a business card, a mini digital camera is easy to conceal.

Take a Mini Digital Camera Anywhere

One of the greatest advantages of owning a mini digital camera is its small, compact size. The mini digital is so small that it can easily fit into your pants pocket or purse, allowing you to capture shots with utmost ease and perfection, regardless of where you are. Many mini digitals come with a key ring so you can attach it to your key chain, making it even more accessible. This type of camera is a great gift for someone who doesn't own a cell phone, or for budding photographer children. The compact size make it easy for a child's small hands to hold and operate.

A mini digital camera kit is the perfect gift for a budding photographer!
A mini digital camera kit is the perfect gift for a budding photographer!

A Mini Digital Camera Has Some Drawbacks

Unfortunately, the mini digital camera has more than one significant drawback. While technology has come a long way, these tiny compacts are not known for capturing the best quality photos and could only be considered equivalent to the quality of a cell phone camera. You'll also find that with a built-in memory of 16 MB it will hold only about 20 photos at maximum quality, meaning you'll be making frequent trips to the computer to unload your pictures. Although, there are some models available that have been upgraded to a larger memory of 64 MB, allowing for more picture storage, they also cost a bit more to purchase. These models also have higher megapixel ratings for better resolution photos.

Regardless of the drawbacks, a mini digital camera can be a lot of fun to use. Certain models have video capabilities for taking short clips, or you can use it as a PC webcam. They are also great as a conversation starter. Most people will stop to check it out when they see you taking pictures with such a tiny digital camera. Even though the specs aren't anything to brag about, they are a cool accessory to have.

Where to Buy a Mini Digital Camera

Pretty much any electronics or camera store will carry a variation or two of the mini digital camera. You can easily search online for customer reviews of the different models available to gain an idea of which one to purchase. With the economy in its current state, you may be tempted to steer away from higher priced models: but if you spend $10, you're only going to get ten dollars worth of use out of the camera. So spend a little more and get at least a couple months of fun use out of your mini digital camera! It's a lot of fun for very little money!


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      Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto

      Sabbia, babe, what's up in sandland? Hope you had a great Quickmas and Sanda Claus left lots of silicon in your stocking! :)

      neysajasper, you're welcome!

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      neysajasper 8 years ago

      I am just crazy about photography..I always want some mini camera with me.. thats a nice hub.. thanks for sharing :)

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Bon Giorno Signor Hal,

      I wish you a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year! :)


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      Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto


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      stars439 8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      good hub

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      Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto

      Especially this Xmas there are some ridiculously low prices out there! Thanks!

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      Crazdwriter 8 years ago

      aaaaa Hal it's so cute! Of course I would be afraid I would lose it lol. and yea sadly there are always drawbacks on cool items huh? always a bummer. But I love the hub on the mini camera. hmmmm good Christmas idea for maybe young kids and teens to get them their first digital camers. :-)